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NIST SP 800-175A

Guideline for Using Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Directives, Mandates and Policies

Date Published: August 2016

Supersedes: SP 800-21 E2 (12/01/2005)


Elaine Barker (NIST), William Barker (NIST)



critical infrastructure; cryptographic guideline; cryptography; Executive Orders; integrity; key management; laws; mandates; policy; Presidential Directives; risk assessment; standards; confidentiality; authentication
Control Families

Identification and Authentication; System and Communications Protection; System and Information Integrity


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Supplemental Material:
Comments Received from Final Draft (pdf)

Publication Parts:
SP 800-175B Rev. 1

Document History:
04/05/16: SP 800-175A (Draft)
08/22/16: SP 800-175A (Final)